Morrissey (Singer)

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    October 9, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Taylor Gonda

    #52: Taylor GondaWhen it comes to popular culture, Taylor Gonda talks a great game. As co-host of the local podcast These Things Matter, she chats about music, movies and other obsessions with celebrities both local and sometimes national. But there's more to Gonda than These Things Matter: A regula ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    New to the Denver Concert Calendar: Nickel Creek, Rod Stewart & Santana, Gogol Bordello

    Chris Thile has decided he's bored of not selling thousands of tickets at a time, so Nickel Creek is back, and they're coming to Denver. Rod Stewart and Santana are also into selling thousands of tickets, so they'll be coming through as well. Incidentally, Santana has never meet a collaboration he d ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    New Denver concerts: Railroad Earth, Flux Pavilion, Brantley Gilbert, tickets this weekend

    Railroad Earth is due at the Boulder Theater on Friday, August 1, followed by a show at Red Rocks on Saturday, August 12, with Greensky Bluegrass and the Wood Brothers. Tickets for the latter show go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. Flux Pavilion, meanwhile, headlines Red Rocks on Frida ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Marc Maron on sobriety in art and not speaking to ex-wives

    If you believe that podcasting saved comedy, then Marc Maron is a messiah of humor. After enduring divorces, a flaccid comedy career and losing his job on Air America, in 2009 Maron launched the WTF podcast, recorded in the same garage he often contemplated killing himself in. Today WTF is one of th ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Arrested Development Season 4: Relax, it's not terrible

    After ingesting almost nine straight hours of the newly revived Arrested Development series, I've come to two conclusions: 1) The cast and creators of AD still got it, and 2) This show was made for hermetic losers like me. The "story of a wealthy family who lost everything" was nothing but a mild cr ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Do drugs make musicians more creative?

    Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Kitty's South: Has classic theater turned shuttered stroke palace run out of lives?

    Yesterday on our Show and Tell blog, Bree Davies said goodbye to Kitty's East, an East Colfax landmark that was shuttered in recent days after being declared a public nuisance; in addition to offering up orgasm helpers, it seems the joint served as the setting for crack-cocaine dealing. The closure ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Worst of Coachella 2013: Weekend one

    Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the d ... More >>

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    April 14, 2013

    New Order at Coachella, 4/13/13

    NEW ORDER @ COACHELLA | 4/13/13 While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps-more-enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order last night. ... More >>

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    March 17, 2013

    Animal Collective Denver show postponed

    Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    More than a fascinating piece of Smithsology, the '80s radio takeover is a story of redemption

    Besides being a long, seemingly unfounded piece of local-music folklore, as well as a now well-documented and utterly fascinating part of the Smiths mythology, the story of James Kiss is a redemptive one. It's a case study of desperation, certainly, but it's also a cautionary tale of a troubled youn ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Politicians, pundits and pop stars quiz: See if you can tell the difference based on these quotes

    It's a common saying around the Beltway: Politics is just show-business for ugly people. The parallels between politician and pop star are too numerous to list here, yet by simply looking at the quotes dolled out by rockers and legislators over the years -- and trying to figure out which belongs to ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    New shows: Disco Biscuits, Passion Pit at 1STBANK, the Walkmen at the Ogden Theatre

    As reported yesterday, the Disco Biscuits are playing three shows in Colorado after the first of the year at the Boulder Theater, Ogden Theatre and 1STBANK Center. And while that's arguably the biggest concert announcement of the week, it's not the only one. After cancelling its co-headlining date w ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Aimee Mann on Fiona Apple, Portlandia, and performing with Common at the White House

    Three decades into her career, Aimee Mann remains as consistently fresh and challenging a singer/songwriter as in her days fronting the mid '80s new wave band, 'Til Tuesday. Since then, Mann has had a strong solo career, delivering one of the greatest film soundtracks in recent memory with P.T. Ande ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    New Denver concerts: The Who at Pepsi Center, New Order at 1STBANK, the Script and more

    See Also: - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinos ... More >>

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    July 21, 2012

    Fiona Apple at the Paramount Theatre, 7/20/12

    FIONA APPLE @ the PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 7.20.12Any Fiona Apple concert is a study in contradiction. The audience last night at the Paramount Theatre show was privy to a vast frontier of human emotion, Apple braiding herself in and out of binary worlds, slipping from robust woman in command of a top-sh ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows

    See Also: - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows - Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsma ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's new shows

    See Also: - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows - Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsmack, Steve Vai and Kimbra lead new shows Oh, man, what a fall we have to look ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Peaches, Kottonmouth Kings, Why?, Warrant, Cinderella and Skid Row lead this week's shows

    Now that we're moving into the thick of summer concert season, the fall schedule is starting to take shape with new dates from Peaches, Kottonmouth Kings, Why?, Warrant, Cinderella and Skid Row on the books. Page down for the full rundown on this week's new show announcements, as well as local radio ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows

    While things are slowing down a bit somewhat with summer concert announcements, the fall show season is beginning to shape up nicely with new shows from (updated) Mumford & Sons, a trio of dates with Brother Ali in October, as well as the Melvins Lite and Henry Rollins in September and an October da ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead this week's shows

    Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morri ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Nick Drake's Pink Moon turns forty

    In his best selling book Killing Yourself to Live, Chuck Klosterman asserts that "the best career move any musician can make is to stop breathing." When examining Kurt Cobain's post-mortem transformation from junkie dad to iconic voice of a generation, Klosterman notes that the suicide told everyone ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Thirteen hottest vegetarians, in honor of Hug a Vegetarian Day

    Flickr photo​As if vegetarians don't get enough kudos for being greener and more animal-friendly than their meat-eating counterparts, now they get rewarded with hugs. And who doesn't love a hug? Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day, according to PETA2. And since we've been slaving away in our cubic ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Five careers Jack White could help revive next

    ​Jack White has been a busy bee lately, producing records for Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson and now, Jerry Lee Lewis. We're starting to get the feeling he might view himself as a sort of Rick Rubin-type character, but instead of making older musicians darker and more introspective, he's just mak ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    January 10, 2011

    BLKHRTS Ball at Glob, 01/08/11

    ​ BLKHRTS With The Pirate Signal, Lust-Cats of the Gutters Flashlights and PDRBLK 01.10.11 | Glob Yonnas Abraham has often referred to BLKHRTS as a "gang" and flippantly pointed out how formidable and imposing the crew -- which also includes King FOE and Karma - is. From only minor cameos, t ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Warlock Pinchers at Gothic, 12/31/10

    Aaron Thackeray​ WARLOCK PINCHERS with Il Cattivo 12.31.10 | Gothic Theater Around 9 p.m., the safety videos started up and it looked and sounded like something straight out of Wonder Showzen. Puppets and people in a gorilla and a robot costume interacted as they would on a warped, faux kids ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Double//Shadow appeals to the weeping romantic in you Saturday night at Beauty Bar

    The James': Yardley and Holden, respectively.​Once upon a time, DJs played records, and going to the club was a dressy affair. Enter Double//Shadow, a flashy, free party happening this Saturday night at Beauty Bar, hosted by musician besties James Holden (of Astra Moveo) and James Yardley (of ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Kahn Morbee of the Parlotones on its hard won success at home in South Africa

    ​ The Parlotones is not a household name in North America, but it is one of the best known bands out of South Africa. With hit singles in its native country, the Parlotones started to make waves outside South Africa with its second album, 2005's Radiocontrolledrobot. Hailing from Johanesburg, ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Roderick Elias charged with 1980 murder of Kristen Kay Swanson: Another cold case heats up

    Roderick Elias and the DNA on Kristen Kay Swanson were a match.​Another day, another cold case belatedly moved forward by DNA. Yesterday, we told you about Kevin LeWayne McKinney, who's been charged in the 1998 murder of Diane Caldwell. Today, it's Roderick Elias, formally accused of murderin ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Them Crooked Vultures top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup that features drummer Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age), guitarist/singer John Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss) and bassist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout with their self-titled debut, ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Ten band inspired costume ideas

    ​Halloween, the time when adults decide to don their favorite witty getups, whether it be the intellectual "Freudian slip" or the pop culture driven "Christian Bale Yelling." We're sure some of you are short on ideas, so we've compiled a list of band inspired costumes to wear to your favorite part ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Death Cab for Cutie

    Narrow Stairs

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    March 11, 2008

    Thoughts on Five Songs While I Quietly Freak Out and Try to Work

    "Young Americans" David Bowie Singles You already have an opinion of this song. Hell, most hipsters have probably held at least three opinions of this tune over the course of their lives, and may be formulating a new one even as they read this. You probably ignored it as a kid when it was everywhere ... More >>

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    December 26, 2007

    Best 2007 - Los Angeles: Margaret Cho's Sensuous Sides

    As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Margaret Cho has had her own TV show, a couple of best-selling books, a Grammy-nomi ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Who will be inducted next? Gaze into our crystal ball.

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    December 18, 2006
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    June 2, 2005
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    June 2, 2005

    It Dies Today

    Saturday, June 4, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

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    May 5, 2005

    Team Sleep

    Team Sleep (Maverick)

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    December 9, 2004


    I Do Perceive (Polyvinyl)

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    June 3, 2004

    Rain Men

    Don't let the downpour fool you. Aveo's clever pop is far from overcast.

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    April 8, 2004


    Battery (Barsuk)

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    April 1, 2004

    Locals Only

    New music from area artists

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    March 18, 2004

    Club Scout

    Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce

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    February 19, 2004

    The Barrys

    The Barrys (Play Dead Records)

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    January 17, 2002

    New Order

    Get Ready (London/Reprise/Warner)

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    May 3, 2001


    The Best Of (Food/Parlophone/Virgin)

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    March 8, 2001

    Llama Farmers

    El Toppo (Beggars Banquet)

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    March 21, 1996
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